WHAT: Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem

WHERE: Gibbes Museum of Art

WHEN: May 24-Aug. 18

MORE INFO: The only Southern venue selected to host the first traveling exhibition highlighting the full breadth of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s permanent collection. Exhibition includes works by Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, David Hammons, Fred Wilson, Kerry James Marshall, Titus Kaphar, Kehinde Wiley and Lorna Simpson. Black Refractions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share these incredible works of art with the Charleston community. For information visit



WHAT: Beachfront Lights Out

WHERE: all seaward, beachfront properties

WHEN: 9 p.m.- 8 a.m.

MORE INFO: US Fish and Wildlife Service discourages the use of outdoor lights when not required, in order to protect nesting sea turtles. When on the beach at dark, use red filters on flashlights. Artificial light such as flashlights without filters are prohibited on the beach at night. This includes flashlights on phones as well.


WHAT: Live Music at Wild Dunes

WHERE: Wild Dunes Resort

WHEN: 7-10 p.m.

MORE INFO: Enjoy live entertainment daily at Wild Dunes Resort. Tuesday-Friday, 7-10 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 p.m. outside at the beachfront Grand Pavilion area.

Visit for full schedule.




WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle 

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Come and share your stories. 843.883.3914.



WHAT: Family Nights

WHERE: Wild Dunes Resort Village Plaza

WHEN: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Face painting and tasty specials at Billy G’s Smokehouse, local live music, big backyard games and bingo, and browse local vendors. For info visit


WHAT: Toddler Storytime

WHERE: Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Enjoy picture books, flannel board fun, sing-a-longs, poetry and activities that encourage language skills. (Ages 2-3 with adult) 843.883.3914.



WHAT: Toddler Days

WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

WHEN: 10-11 a.m.

MORE INFO: Toddler Day classes are designed for toddlers (18 months – 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and explore in The Charleston Museum. With a focus on developing fine motor skills, each program includes four craft projects as well as finger paints, a puppet stage, a sandbox, and more. $6 Members/$9 Non-Members. To register visit



WHAT: Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library, 1921 I’on Avenue.

WHEN: 5:30-8:00 p.m.

MORE INFO: Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg.  Beginners welcome. 843.883.3914.


WHAT: Jazz Night

WHERE: The Refuge, IOP

WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: The Todd Beals Trio hosts jazz every Thursday night.Traditional swing tunes, ballads and bossa novas. Singers & horn players welcome. For info visit



WHAT: Board Game Afternoon (family)

WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 2-4 p.m.

MORE INFO: Come play with our games or bring your own. 843.883.3914.



Friday, June 21

WHAT: Contra Dance

WHERE: Church of the Holy Cross   

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Contra Dance is a lively group folk dance of Celtic origins, danced to a live band with a caller. No partner needed. All ages and new dancers welcome. Easy to learn, excellent exercise. Wear soft soled, non-marking comfortable shoes. Come for fun! $8 admission.


WHAT: Wee Wild Ones: Curious Clams

WHERE: Parking Lot at Isle of Palms County Park

WHEN: 10-11 a.m.

MORE INFO: Children ages 1-5 will channel their inner explorers while enjoying nature through hands-on activities, games, music and art. Discover clams and other creatures hidden in the sand using supplied shovels and strainers. Fee: $10, Ages 1-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit for details. Program#6449.


Friday, June 21-23

WHAT: Hazelnut Hang

WHERE: Windjammer

WHEN: all weekend long

MORE INFO: 14th Annual Hang at Hazelnut Isle. The 2019 exclusive beach bash offers a weekend full of music, food, games, beach parties and exclusive access to hang out with the band. This year will also include access to Sister Hazel’s merchandise garage sale and the return of the popular Saturday sunset concert on the beach. Tickets available at


Saturday, June 22

WHAT: 70th Annual Fish Fry

WHERE: Fish Fry Shack, Hennessy St. at Station 15

WHEN: 5-8 p.m.

MORE INFO: Proceeds benefit the Sullivan’s Island Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad. Fried fish platter $5/plate. Live music, drinks for purchase and kids activities.


Sunday, June 23

WHAT: Cruising for a Cause

WHERE: aboard the Carolina Girl

WHEN: 2-4 p.m.

MORE INFO: Enjoy a 2-hour cruise aboard the Carolina Girl. Boarding is at 1:45 p.m. at St. Johns Yacht Harbor, 2408 Maybank Hwy. Nonrefundable tickets are $50 per person, which includes music and cruise. Guests may bring their own small cooler with beverages and snacks. All proceeds benefit Pet Helpers. Visit for info and tickets.


Friday, June 28

WHAT: Carolina Day Ceremony

WHERE: Sullivan’s Island Town Hall

WHEN: 9 a.m.

MORE INFO: Celebrate the reason for the South Carolina flag and for the Palmetto tree as the SC symbol, and commemorate the first major victory in the American Revolution over the British Navy, on June 28, 1776 on Sullivan’s Island.


Saturday, June 29

WHAT: Carolina Day Battle Re-enactment

WHERE: Ft. Moultrie

WHEN: 10 & 11 a.m., 2 & 3 p.m.

MORE INFO: Commemorate the battle of 1776 at its site. Fort Moultrie national Park Service and the 2nd SC Regiment will re-enact the battle with artillery demonstrations. At 1 p.m. children may participate in a musket drill presented by park volunteers and staff. Admission is free. For info visit


Monday, July 1

WHAT: Blue Plate Special Speaker

WHERE: Burton’s Grill Mt. Pleasant

WHEN: noon

MORE INFO: “Is the US Deficit Spending Out of Control,” by IOP resident, entrepreneur and businessman Robert Blackman. $2 per person at the door. Attendees order their own lunch. Attendance limited to first 40 people, no advance reservations.


Thursday, July 4

WHAT: Uncle Sam Jam

WHERE: Mount Pleasant Pier

WHEN: 7-11 p.m.

MORE INFO: Celebrate while dancing to live music from Dave Landeo & The Sol Beats. This is an excellent venue for viewing firework displays throughout the Lowcountry.

Admission $8 for ages 4 and up. Visit for info.



WHAT: Pool Party

WHERE: Wild Dunes Resort

WHEN: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

MORE INFO: Families can beat the Fourth of July heat with Wild Dunes Resort’s annual pool party celebration, complete with carnival games, water slides, bounce houses and much more. Free. For info visit


WHAT: 4th of July BBQ

WHERE: Wild Dunes Village Plaza

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. seatings

MORE INFO: Families can enjoy live music and the best barbeque around at Wild Dunes Resort’s Fourth of July BBQ on the Village Plaza. $40/adults, $15/kids, $23/drinks package. To reserve visit


IOP Rec. Calendar

Isle of Palms Recreation Center 843-886-8294 Sand Sculpting Competition Saturday, May 28 9am at Front Beach Isle of Palms Categories for competition include Children (14 & under), Young Adult (15 – 20), Family (1 adult and 1 child), Adult (21 and older). Award categories include Most Creative, Best Architecture and Best in Show. Free. …

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